Our church celebrates freedom of belief and welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate a particular creed. We come together because of our shared commitment to values and to ways of living, not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more about the long history and tradition of Unitarian Universalism. The Strafford Universalist Society is the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in the nation. Though the society was dormant for several years in the 1980s and 1990s, we are now growing again, meeting in the “new” church built in 1833 in South Strafford. We hope you will join us.
Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 10 a.m. – Women Leaders Creating Strong Communities led by Rev. Telos Whitfield
We will learn of women leaders highlighted by the U.U. Service Committee who are advocating for women; using art to foster resilience among migrants; and responding boldly to climate change.
Sunday, Nov. 17th, 10 a.m. – The Many Faces of Hope led by Mitch Beck
This service explores how hope changes at every moment during the cancer journey. If the cancer wins what do we do about hope then? In the middle of grief, can we only barely survive or can we actually find ways to thrive? Mitch Beck is a visual artist and writer living in Royalton, VT. Mitch works for SafeArt a non-profit in Chelsea that uses the transformative power of the arts to heal abuse and other traumas. She facilitates healing arts groups for women in Chelsea and at the Haven in WRJ. It took her 40 years to walk through the door of a church, and she is a new board member and church member at the UUCUV.
Thursday, Nov. 28th, 10 a.m. – Our Community Thanksgiving Service, 10am, held at Our Lady of Light Chapel hosted by the congregations of Strafford
We gather together for music and words, sharing our gratitude as a community. Everyone is welcome!
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A 2017 UUSC story of hope highlighted the work of Ursula Rakova, helping her fellow islanders on the Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea maintain dignity and keep their culture alive, in the face of
re-location due to climate change. Throughout its history, UUSC has advanced human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to
challenge oppressive policies. Let us continue to be inspired by this work and support efforts that create lasting and powerful change.